The Johnson County Healthcare Center's Board of Trustees, at their last meeting, heard an update on the facility's financial position through the end of September.
Hospital Administrator Sandy Ward said although volume of patients was not that high in some outpatient areas, it was busy in the ER, lab and radiology departments, and revenue has been good over the last couple of months.
Receipts are down, he said, but averaged $1.2 million in August and he anticipates the same in September.
“Our cash position is holding up well,” he told the board.
Comparing actual numbers to the projected budget showed a favorable bottom line, and he said it is a pretty good start to the fiscal year.
Ward also informed the board of the need for a new pharmacy dispensing system that will cost roughly $100,000.
He originally had it budgeted to be purchased in December of this year, but was informed there is a 4-month lead time to get it ordered.
He asked the board for approval to order the equipment now for delivery in December, which they approved.